Springfield Park – Springfield Gardens NY

Description

Springfield [Pond] Park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and were “turned over to the Park Department” on August 18, 1939.

“A three-acre lake, once a mosquito-breeding swamp, is the center of the Springfield Gardens development,” wrote The New York Times, “which embraces seventeen and one-half acres and includes an athletic field, a football gridiron, two basketball courts, two softball diamonds and more than 100 shade trees.”

Source notes

The New York Times: "City Acquires Two Parks Built by WPA in Queens," August 19, 1939 (pg. 1)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 27, 2018.

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Location Info


Springfield Blvd. and 147th Ave.
Springfield Gardens, NY

Coordinates: 40.661965, -73.761591

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